Elif OzcanCompositionResearch Paper01/12/2018Emily Dickinson During the 19th century, American poetry had a lot of great leaders. One of them was, Emily Dickinson. She was known for her usage of forms in her poets. Her early life had influenced her poetry a lot as well as her education. She started her poetry when she was at her young ages. As she grew up her poetry got better, and she started to send her poetry outside of her family members. Also with her work, Emily Dickinson shows the world how her disorders influenced her works in poetry. Unfortunately, her poetry did not get discovered until after she died. “Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts” (Britannica School). Emily Dickinson came into the world in a good, and well-known family. She was the second of the three children.Her father, Edward Dickinson, was a lawyer and served as a treasurer of the college. Also, her father was a state lag?stlator for a year. Emily Dickinson’s mother, Emily Norcross Dickinson, was a hardworking housekeeper. Emily and Edward Dickinson had a three children; William Austin, Emily, and Lavinia. As parents, they loved their children, but austere at the same time (Britannica School). As they grew up, Emily became closer to her brother, Austin. Emily Dickinson was educated at Amherst Academy, for seven years. She recognized for her abilities in composition. She was also good at Latin and Science classes. Especially the botany class inspired her the most. After Amherst Academy, she attended the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. Mount Holyoke’s strict rule, religious practices, and her homesickness did not help her during the school year. She stopped going to an academy for an unknown reason. One of the reasons might be, Emily was seen as the frail emotional state, caused by her parents and others. After the academy, Dickinson never attended to any other schools, or particular church (Britannica School). Emily Dickinson started writing when she was a teenager. Emily Dickinson was into Calvinism. Also, she was the only family member that did not attend Amherst’s First Congregational Church (Biography.com). In her early life, she influenced by Leonard Humphrey, Benjamin Franklin Newton, as well as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John Keast, and Walt Whitman (Poets.org). These influences led her way to a more symbolic understanding of religious truth. Also, this influences helped her to shape her poetry. With writing, Emily Dickinson earned two close friends. Charles Wadsworth, and Susan Gilbert. Charles Wadsworth was a minister, and he lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1856, Susan Gilbert married William Austin Dickinson (Biography.com). Except for her brother, neither of the two girls, Emily and Lavinia, got married. Many sources claim that Emily Dickinson fell in love with Charles Wadsworth. Poetry remembered him in many ways, such as My Philadelphia”, “my dearest earth friend”, and more (Britannica School). As Emily grew older, her writings got better.Emily Dickinson’s poems from the 1850s draw a contrast between the world as normal and other alternatives with imaginatively. All her poems were sent to her friends, and her work was turning into visionary fancies. She inspired from a book of Reveries of a Bachelor and Book of the Heart by Ik. Marvel (Discovering Authors). Until her older age, Dickinson’s work was in letter form. Emily Dickinson’s friendships with her letter friends were sad. Because most of the time Dickinson left with a sense of solitude, fear of abandonment, and more. When her mother got ill, lasted from 1855 to 1859, Emily and her sister give more from themselves to their mother. Around that time, they also had financial problems. After all, Emily D?ckinson began making clean copies of her poets. Unfortunately, Dickinson’s mental health was not getting good, and it started to show in her poetry.Emily Dickinson started writing about “self-reliance, imperviousness, personal triumph, and hard-won liberty” Between 1864 and 1865 she started to complain about sensitivity to light. She was diagnosed with exotropia and anterior uveitis (Britannica School). Rumors say that she also had Agoraphobia. “Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed” (Mayo Clinic). She died of kidney disease on May 15, 1886, in Amherst Massachusetts at the age of 55. (Bibliography.com). Sadly only seven of her works were published when she was alive. After Emily Dickinson’s death, her little sister, Lavinia, found all of her works. “Despite the disordered state of the manuscripts, Lavinia Dickinson resolved to publish her sister’s poetry and turned to Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd. The work went through eleven editions in two years. ” (DISCovering Authors). Almost eighteen hundred poems founded in Emily Dickinson’s works. In her works, she includes many different emotions. “Her tone in the poems ranges widely, from wry, laconic humor to anguished self-examination, from flirtatious riddling to childlike naivete… Dickinson’s experimentation with half rhyme, slant rhyme, assonance, consonance, and tonal harmony defied the poetic conventions of her day, as did her idiosyncratic capitalization and punctuation, especially her use of dashes for emphasis or in place of commas. The terse, epigrammatic, and elliptical aspects of Dickinson’s style further distinguish her poetry from the mainstream of nineteenth-century American verse” (DISCovering Authors). With all of the different kinds of works, Emily Dickinson gained a attention from all over the world. She is one of the most admired poets in the history. Emily Dickinson was one of the strongest American poets of the nineteenth century. Showing her feelings, and her literary voice made Emily Dickinson different from among all of the poets. Not in just America, her works are still used as a great example all around the places. She was the second child in the Dickinson’s house. Maybe her education cut in the middle, but it was not a barrier to her love into a poetry. She wrote many different kinds of works. Also, Emily Dickinson showed all of her difficulties in her life, throughout from her works. Even today, a lot of people admire her works.